Mum charged with high range drink driving, 4-year old girl hospitalised
She crashed into the back of a truck
Editor / January 29 2020
A 30-year-old woman has been charged with high-range drink driving.
She was arrested at the scene after a struggle with police.
Alarmingly there was a 4-year-old girl also in the car, the female driver was arrested as she was found leaving the scene carrying the child.
Police have stated that at about 9.45pm yesterday (Tuesday 28 January 2020), a 30-year-old woman was driving a Mitsubishi Lancer on Acres Road, Kellyville, when her vehicle crashed into the back of a parked truck.
A short time later, officers from The Hills Police Area Command attended and found the woman allegedly walking away from the scene carrying the child.
Following a short struggle with the aggressive woman, officers managed to remove the child.
The girl, aged four, suffered minor injuries and was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics. An Ambulance NSW spokeswoman said four crews raced to the scene of the accident after reports the woman was unconcious behind the wheel.
“The infant child was treated at the scene and taken the The Children's Hospital at Westmead,” she said.
The woman was arrested and taken to Castle Hill Police Station, where she allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.172.
She was charged with drive with high-range prescribed concentration of alcohol, and her licence was suspended.
She is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Thursday 5 March 2020.
A person found guilty of high range drink driving faces a fine of $3,300 for a first offence and up to $5,500 for a second or subsequent offence. This offence can attract a prison term of up to 18 months for a first offence and up to two years for a second or subsequent offence.
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